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Hosni Mubarak's trial under way

Hosni Mubarak is preparing to face trial today on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters during the 18-day Egyptian uprising that toppled him.

Many Egyptians are celebrating the chance at retribution against the former authoritarian ruler, but also question if the trial will truly break with injustices of the past.

Some worry Egypt's new military rulers are touting the trial as proof that democratic reform has been achieved, as activists argue that deeper change is needed.

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